Florence is best for...

Piazza parties: Bars and gigs are often set up in Piazza Santo Spirito over the summer months

Culture vultures: Teatro Comunale and Teatro Verdi put on regular opera, ballet, plays and concerts

Outdoor music: Listen to music under the stars in Piazza della Repubblica, Ponte Vecchio and Loggia dei Lanzi

Fast Facts

Language: The language spoken in Florence is Italian

Currency: The currency used in Florence is the Euro

Local time: Florence is 1 hour behind GMT/UK time

Fly to: Florence's main airport is Florence Airport

Italy’s renaissance city is prim and polished on the surface, you might even think it’s a bit quiet. But once you dig a little deeper, you’ll find Florence has a wild streak. There’s a large university population here, with many international students, so you can be sure of finding a good party.

Bars and clubs are open until late in Florence, so there’s no reason to show up early. If you want to find a more local experience, head to the Oltrarno area south of the river. You’ll escape the tourist hordes and also find yourself smack in the middle of bohemian Florence.